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Media And Body Image

When Selfie-Improvement Apps Go Too Far

The number of "likes" and comments that teens receive on their Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook photos speaks volumes. The effect on their confidence? Double-edged. According to a recent survey on body image by AOL.com and the TODAY Show, 65% of tee...

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Always #Likeagirl

Using #LikeAGirl as an insult is a hard knock against any adolescent girl. And since the rest of puberty's really no picnic either, it's easy to see what a h...

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Dove: Selfie

See the full length version of Selfie: http://youtu.be/BFkm1Hg4dTI Join the conversation at #BeautyIs Share what beauty means to you at http://dove.us/realbe...

Looks Aren't Everything. Believe Me, I'M A Model.

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Girls And Body Image

Did you know? "Body image" definition: one's perceptions, feelings, and behaviors toward one's body What's the issue? Our media and culture are obsessed with women's looks. Magazines have weekly features such as "Body Watch" that criticize female ...

Generation Like – Frontline

Are You What You “Like”? Even if we don’t realize it, most of us make decisions about social media every day. In the lead-up to “Generation Like,” FRONTLINE asked you to share how you use social and how it’s affecting your lives. Alissa Quart: Fro...

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Beauty Redefined: How Self-Objectification Hurts Girls And Women

Most girls and women feel negatively about their bodies and are fixated on their appearance much of the time -- often without even being aware of it. This pr...

Photoshopping: Altering Images And Our Minds

Photoshopping, digital alteration, image manipulation, blah blah blah. Everyone talks about the fact that so many images of women are “perfected” with the help of technology, but we can’t just toss it aside as a non-issue everyone already knows ab...

Body Image: Introduction

It has been documented in children as young as three [1], but it is adolescents who appear to be most at risk for developing unhealthy attitudes towards their bodies based on this perception. At a time where young people are focused on developing ...

Body Image – Girls

Images of female bodies are everywhere, with women and girls – and their body parts – selling everything from food to cars. Popular film and television actresses are becoming younger, taller and thinner. Women’s magazines are full of articles urgi...

Body Image – Boys

Traditionally, most of the concerns about media and body image have revolved around girls, but more and more, researchers and health professionals are turning their attention to boys as well. A growing body of research indicates that although boys...

Body Image – Toys

There are few media to which youth are exposed to as early as toys, which make up an important part of their media consumption throughout childhood: despite competition from electronics, half of children 14 and younger asked for toys for Christmas...

Body Image – Music

Consequently, we would expect youth to take representations of body shape found in imagery associated with music (videos, album covers, interviews with musicians, and so on) very seriously, and research has supported this: one study found that jus...

Body Image – Film And Tv

An example of this is the TV series , one of the most successful series of the 1990s and still frequently run in syndication. Researchers found that watching a ten-minute segment of the show had a negative effect on how satisfied young women were ...

Body Image – Advertising And Magazines

Advertising, particularly for fashion and cosmetics, has a powerful effect on how we see ourselves and how we think we should look. Women’s magazines in particular have a tremendous influence on body image, with researchers reporting that teenage ...

Body Image – The Internet And Video Games

Digital media such as the Internet and video games have become increasingly important in the lives of children and youth. Even when young people are consuming other media, such as TV, music and movies, they are likely to be doing it through the In...

Body Image – Photo Manipulation

Photo manipulation, once the preserve of a small number of airbrush-equipped artists, has become commonplace in the fashion, publishing and advertising industries thanks to the introduction of photo-editing software such as Photoshop. (This progra...

Media Education And Body Image

There’s significant evidence that media education can counter unrealistic media representations of men’s and women’s bodies. For example, a 2010 study found that showing the video Evolution (which was created by Dove to show how media images of wo...

Talking To Kids About Media And Body Image - Tip Sheet

Children are exposed to many unrealistic images of both men’s and women’s bodies through media. TV shows, music videos, ads, movies, video games, and even social networks can communicate ideas about what their bodies “should” look like. Techniques...

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Media And Body Image

Anusha RamAnusha Ram
The effect of selfies on one's body image